By now, you should have a Twitter account, right? You may not be comfortable at posting, but don’t worry about that for now. First, let’s cover the basics.
- According to Wikipedia, the hashtag (#) is “a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol
#.” We use it when talking about a specific topic or thing. Basically, the # allows us to organize the chaos that is Twitter.
- The @ is used for mentioning a person, such as @VirtuosoResumes (that’s me).
- “Tweets” are short messages limited to 140 characters that users post on Twitter.
- Last, but certainly not least, the goal for Twitter users is to gain “followers”. For example, a company wants as many followers as possible. Twitter is a great platform for free advertising, so if there is a company in particular that you are interested in working for, search and begin following. They may even have a specific @ for recruiting and job posting. As a resume writer here in Phoenix, it’s part of my job to stay aware of the local market – since I write a fair number of technology resumes, I follow @JobsatIntel.
Stay tuned for Twitter and Your Job Search (Part 3)!